The Dent Academy aims to educate and develop technicians to the highest standard in the skill of PDR by creating a community and instilling a culture based on integrity and respect. In turn forging unlimited possibilities for our graduates.

What is Paintless Dent Removal (PDR)?

Learn about Paintless Dent Removal and how it is superior compared to traditional dent removal methods.

Why train with The Dent Academy?

The Dent Academy is Australia’s top authority and training provider in the art of Paintless Dent Removal. Learn how we can help grow your career.


John Ashton

John Ashton

Founder of The Dent Academy & Hail Response Team (HRT)

Beginning his career as an apprentice boat builder, John transferred his skills into Paintless Dent Removal (PDR) and started working with world-class technicians across 4 different countries. From repair work directly for vehicle manufacturers to fixing brand new cars before they were shipped worldwide, John has personally repaired over 1000 vehicles – earning him a consistent 6-figure income per year.

Arriving home, he realised he could raise the standard of Australia’s PDR industry. Hail Response Team was created and specialises in catastrophic hail repair and damage. John prides himself on creating nothing less than perfection from both himself and his students and is determined to produce an end finish that is considered unachievable in the industry.


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